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Dont’a Hightower explains why he skipped Patriots parade

Despite playing a big role in the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl win, linebacker Dont’a Hightower was a no-show for the team’s Tuesday parade.The reasoning is simple: Hightower is tired of being cold. The weather on Tuesday was cold and rainy, and fans had to dress warmly if they wanted to see their heroes on parade. Hightower is from Tennessee and went to college at Alabama...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Third Patriots star announces he will not go to White House

The list of New England Patriots players who are going to pass on visiting the White House to be honored for their Super Bowl victory continues to grow.Linebacker Dont’a Hightower, one of the heroes of Super Bowl LI, said Wednesday that he will not be taking the trip to Washington, D.C. It should be noted that Hightower did not visit the White House when the Patriots won it all...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Jamie Collins' deal could impact Patriots' Hightower

Jamie Collins no longer is a New England Patriot, but he reportedly still could impact the team’s offseason plans.As Patriots fans probably are well aware, the team has a lengthy list of pending free agents, and Dont’a Hightower is one of the biggest names on there.That likely means a lucrative contract is in Hightower’s near future, but for how much? Well, according to Bleacher...
January 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Dont'a Hightower differentiates between taking chances and freelancing

FOXBORO, Mass. — Freelancing can get you traded from the New England Patriots. But taking chances? That can turn around a defense. The Patriots ranked 28th in turnovers per game and 15th in turnover margin as recently as Nov. 26. The Patriots now rank 17th in turnovers per game and fourth in turnover margin as they prepare for Week 17 of the regular season, when they take on the...
December 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots LB Dont’a Hightower may have MCL sprain

The New England Patriots have enough injuries to deal with on offense, but now they’ve reportedly taken a big hit on defense, too. Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower left late in the second quarter of Sunday night’s game against the Denver Broncos with an apparent leg injury. And NFL Network’s Albert Breer reported Monday that it’s believed to be a sprained MCL for Hightower...
November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Looks Like the Shoulder of New England Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower is Doing Fine

Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower suffered a torn labrum during Week 13 action last season. Some players would be knocked out of commission with such an injury, but he played on and was a big part of the team's success on defense in the post season. After having surgery in the off-season, word spread online that he may not be available to start the season due to recovery and...
Via FatManWriting
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Dont'a Hightower "feels great," return still unknown

New England Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower figures to be an integral part of a defense that is looking for a new leader to emerge after defensive tackle Vince Wilfork and cornerback Darrelle Revis left in the offseason. While the players and fans wait for training camp to begin, Hightower may be waiting a little longer than normal to hit the practice field with his teammates...
Via FOX Sports
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Dont'a Hightower to be recognized by hometown, referenced in 'Orange Is the New Black'

New England Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower has been in the spotlight ever since his time at the University of Alabama. The former first round pick has also been a key part of the Pats defense since being drafted in 2012 and after making some key plays during the Patriots Super Bowl run, he is being recognized by the masses. On July 4th, Hightower will be recognized by his...
Via FOX Sports
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots LB Hightower expected to miss six to seven months

New England Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower is expected to be out six to seven after having surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder, the Boston Globe reported Friday. Hightower, who played through the injury during New England's 28-24 victory over the Seattle Seahawks, had surgery Feb. 10. Hightower made the game-saving tackle on Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch...
Via FOX Sports
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Dont'a Hightower expected to miss 6-7 months

By Darren Hartwell Dont’a Hightower helped the New England Patriots win a Super Bowl title, but he might not be on the field when they begin their quest to defend it. The Patriots linebacker is expected to miss six to seven months while recovering from surgery to repair a torn labrum, a source told the Boston Herald’s Jeff Howe. Of course, half a year is a long period of time...
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

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